11 February, 2019

International Day of Women and Girls in Science today (11 February) is a celebration of women and girls in science and is organised by UNESCO and UN-Women. To mark this day, we asked our female researchers why they enjoy working as polar scientists.

Dr Amélie Kirchgaessner, Atmospheric Scientist at British Antarctic Survey













Dr Kaitlin Naughten, Ocean Modeller at British Antarctic Survey
Amy King, Ice core scientist at British Antarctic Survey.






















Dr Joanne Johnson, Geologist at British Antarctic Survey.












Dr Liz Thomas, Head of ice core team at British Antarctic Survey


















There are 16 females on board the RRS Discovery on a BAS-led research cruise in the Southern Ocean, here’s what they love about their work:

Dr Sophie Fielding, Zooplankton Ecologist at British Antarctic Survey











Kirstie Jones-Williams, studies the impact of microplastics on polar marine zooplankton with BAS and University of Exeter.












Megan Sorensen, Evolutionary Biologist at University of Sheffield













Dr Gabi Stowasser, Biochemist at British Antarctic Survey












Emily studies nanoplastics in the Southern Ocean marine ecosystem with British Antarctic Survey and University of Exeter














Emma Langan, Algal geneticist with University of East Anglia and British Antarctic Survey











Angelika Słomska, Antarctic ecologist at University of Gdansk